Quod Permittat Prosternere Law and Legal Definition

Quod permittat prosternere is a Latin term meaning that "he give leave to demolish". It is an order of the court commanding the defendant to allow the plaintiff to abate the nuisance being complained of, or to show cause why he shouldn't be allowed to do so. If the plaintiff proves the facts stated, the plaintiff is entitled to have judgment to abate the nuisance and to recover damages. Proceedings by a writ quod permittat prosternere have been abolished by statute in England, and are now obsolete, if ever used.